Tips for beginners

Do I have to bring a dance partner to attend the class?

No. Basically you can go to all courses of Danca Alegria and Zouk Berlin without a dance partner. In our classes partners are often changed to learn faster and more effectively how to follow and lead. We also try to keep the courses balanced with the help of assistant teachers. Of course, there is no obligation to change. If you want to keep your partner, you are welcome to do so.

I want to start with Zouk, but I do not have any dance experience yet. Is that possible?

In our beginner courses, all necessary elements of (Zouk) dancing are taught starting from the basics. Dancing knowledge is therefore not necessary.

I have already gained Zouk/dance experiences. Which course is suitable for me?

Since a variety of different styles are danced internationally, this question is difficult to answer sweepingly. It’s best to come to one of the trainings or parties and talk to a teacher. They can give you a recommendation which course might suit you the best.

Which shoes do I have to wear to dance?

Most of our courses and events take place in dance schools. Usually, there is an obligation to wear clean change shoes, which do not damage the parquet floor and leave no streaks. For Zouk in particular, flat dance shoes with a leather sole are suitable for the beginning. Other dance shoes or sneakers are okay too.

Followers who are looking for a challenge can also dance in high heels. The advantage is that you can learn the right technique faster, while minor imperfections in flat shoes can be better compensated.